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National Signing Day 2016: DE Kendall Coleman Commits to Syracuse Orange

Defensive end help is sorely needed. Coleman hopes to lend some assistance.

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

After grabbing two Western Michigan assistants, the Syracuse Orange obviously had some Broncos players in mind on the recruiting front. Enter Kendall Coleman, who was quick to follow Vinson Reynolds and Mike Hart to SU.

Twitterfeed: @KendallColeman_

High School: Cathedral High School (Indianapolis)

Position: Defensive End

Stats: 6'2", 239 pounds

Main Recruiter: New Syracuse running backs coach Mike Hart was his main recruiter over at WMU. A sit-down chat with Hart and Dino Babers helped sway Coleman to flip.

Commitment Date: January 15, 2016

Ratings: 3 stars from everybody!

Other Offers: Ball State, Miami (OH) and Western Michigan all offered, and he was with the Broncos for awhile before flipping.


Player Breakdown:

Coleman is a converted tight end, so you know he's already got an advantage in the athleticism department -- also, we've been down this road before and it turned out pretty well for Ron Thompson and the Orange. He's got quality size and with some time in a college weight room, he'll be well positioned to contribute early in his career with SU. Since the Orange have a ton of needs along the line, we could even see him plugged in as a true freshman. But if not, he'll get a year under his belt to learn the system and contribute in 2017.